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Owning and managing a landed estate, whether the property has been in the family for many generations or acquired more recently, presents a variety of legal and commercial issues that Lodders can help you with. From tax planning and succession issues, through to diversification and employment advice, we are legal advisers to many of our regions’ best-known landed estates.

Our specialist team of landed estate lawyers works closely with our Agriculture and Private Client teams, meaning we are uniquely placed to provide advice to landowners, trustees (including Settled Land Act trustees), and their professional advisers. We bring a highly personal approach and excellent client service, which ensures our clients feel informed and supported throughout.

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Many landed estate owners face difficult tax and succession issues. We can help you minimise the payment of capital taxes and advise on long-term strategic estate planning to ensure the transfer of assets to the next generation.

The modern landed estate now often involves far more than simply owning rural property. It may be run as a highly commercial business with activities ranging from farming, property letting and development, sporting and commercial interests to agricultural holdings, tenancy structures, farm contract and share farming agreements, and diversification. We have the skills to advise on all these matters.

Landed estates often own heritage assets of artistic or historical importance. These may be buildings, works of art or collections of furniture or porcelain. We advise on taxation, ownership and succession issues, and on maintenance funds, to help preserve heritage property for future generations.

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The modern landed estate now often involves far more than simply owning rural property.  Lodders’ skilled team has a wealth of experience in supporting clients with a range of issues.  Speak to one of our expert team for advice today.

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Landed estates matters – take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

Typically refers to a property which forms part of an expanse of land.

The modern landed estate now often involves far more than simply owning rural property. It may be run as a highly commercial business with activities ranging from farming, property letting and development, sporting and commercial interests to agricultural holdings, tenancy structures, farm contract and share farming agreements, and diversification. We have the skills to advise on all these matters.

Many landed estate owners face difficult tax and succession issues. We can help you minimise the payment of capital taxes and advise on long-term strategic estate planning to ensure the transfer of assets to the next generation.

Landed estates often own heritage assets of artistic or historical importance. These may be buildings, works of art or collections of furniture or porcelain. We advise on taxation, ownership and succession issues, and on maintenance funds, to help preserve heritage property for future generations.

Landed estate owners often require advice on legal and commercial issues when owning or managing their estate.

We can advise on a range of services and issues, such as heritage property, diversification, rural and conservation regulatory issues, and biodiversity net gain and biodiversity offsetting.

We can also advise on the commercial aspects of owning a landed estate, for example, if you are looking to buy or sell an estate or rural property, and any issues involving agricultural, commercial, and residential leases. Furthermore, our expertise in Private Client law means we are well placed to help with issues relating to tax and succession planning, trusts and wills, and powers of attorney and capacity.

Looking after these issues requires a specialist team of landed estate lawyers, and with one of the most highly respected Agriculture and Estates departments in England and a nationally recognised Private Client department, we are uniquely placed to provide advice to landowners, trustees (including Settled Land Act trustees) and their professional advisers.

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